An adult ticket for the tour with the Last Post at the Menin Gate costs 69 euros including a buffet lunch at the Novotel in Ypres (the potato gratin was especially tasty!). We left Bruges at 9am and returned at about 9:30pm. Our guide Else (sp?) was very knowledgeable and friendly and spoke excellent English. The In Flanders' Fields Museum in Ypres and the museum at Passchendaele were very different but both worth visiting - the trench experience at Diksmuide was particularly eye-opening (if it's rained the night before you go, wear something more sensible than Converse). Going to Tyne Cot Cemetery and Essex Farm Cemetery really brought home the reality of war after the museum visits earlier in the day. We had a bit of free time in Ypres again to grab a bite to eat (try the Spirelli pasta place in the main square for something fairly cheap but tasty to take-away) before the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. A piper and pipe band were present alongside the buglers - you can look at the Last Post website to see if anyone else will be playing there on the day of your visit. All in all, a very good day out, good for people who know a lot or a little about the Great War and full of respect for the soldiers involved in the conflict.
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